New report: The Growth of Small-Scale Irrigation in Kenya

The Role of Private Firms in Technology Diffusion

October 9, 2020

Kenya has seen a growing market for small-scale irrigation technologies in recent years. Since 2000, twelve new irrigation technology suppliers have entered Kenya’s irrigation sector, driven by demands from government- and donor-supported irrigation projects and from a growing middle class wanting to invest in irrigation.

This report unfolds the strategies and capabilities of irrigation technology suppliers and their role in developing the small-scale irrigation market in Kenya. The report includes analysis of recent developments, growth opportunities and promising business models for the diffusion of irrigation technologies to smallholders.